Prayer amid Pandemic

Prayer amid Pandemic encourages and sharpens the church through telling stories of Christians whose faith were shaped by sickness and by praying with fellow believers around the world.

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The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox
Episode 16 | 19 min
The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox
Kateri Tekakwitha lost loved ones and most of her vision due to an outbreak. She held onto her love for God.
The Christian Teens Who Took on the Spread of Ebola
Episode 15 | 20 min
The Christian Teens Who Took on the Spread of Ebola
How young people in Sierra Leone stepped up when an epidemic broke out.
The 17th-Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera
Episode 14 | 17 min
The 17th-Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera
What the writing and life of Renaissance woman Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz offered the church during her lifetime—and today.
Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues
Episode 13 | 16 min
Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues
A noblewoman from Carthage converted to Christianity. A decision that changed everything.
Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients
Episode 12 | 17 min
Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients
Little was known about the epidemic. But Philomena Percival’s love for God prompted her to take risks for the sick in Guyana.
Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth-Century Theologians
Episode 11 | 23 min
Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth-Century Theologians
How Macrina's untimely death impacted her brothers Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa.
What a Plague-Ravaged Village Knew About Eternity
Episode 10 | 22 min
What a Plague-Ravaged Village Knew About Eternity
An English town’s response to hardship in the 17th century offers a challenge to the global church today.
The Black Death Left Many Terrified. Not Catherine of Siena.
Episode 9 | 22 min
The Black Death Left Many Terrified. Not Catherine of Siena.
After a pandemic killed millions, one woman still boldly shared God’s love.
They Named a Pandemic After This Church Leader
Episode 8 | 22 min
They Named a Pandemic After This Church Leader
How a third century bishop’s response to the plague inspired the church.
What a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
Episode 7 | 25 min
What a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
Cotton Mather’s response to an outbreak in his community was inspired by Onesimus’s life story.

Top Story October 27, 2020

Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
Chinese American Christians Are Becoming More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
The 2020 race brings out generational gaps within the most undecided Asian American demographic.